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Zuidema to make comeback this Saturday

Rod Zuidema will be making his comeback to drag racing at this weekend’s WA Nitro Championships event at the Perth Motorplex (March 20) after 12 years away. Rod was well-known for competing in Super Street in his 1984 white Falcon Xe, competing in his first season in 1998/1999 at Ravenswood where he won the Rookie…

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Nitro championship to go down to the wire

The BME WA Nitro Championship is set to go down to the wire, as Andrew Katavatis looks to hold back in-form drivers Matt Abel and Nathan Coles at the championship finale this Saturday. Six cars will participate in this weekend’s WA Nitro Championship event at Perth Motorplex. Leading the points is Katavatis in the Beach…

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WA Nitro Champs event beckons for Aussie Champ

Fresh from securing back-to-back national Super Sedan championships at the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Grand Final at the weekend, Martin Mirco is now preparing for the penultimate round of the WA Drag Racing Championships this Saturday as part of the WA Nitro Championships event (20 March). The 2017/2018 WA Drag Racing Super Sedan…

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Jodi Thorstensen back in action for WA Drag Racing Champs

At the recent 2021 Westernationals, Super Sedan racer Jodi Thorstensen made her comeback to racing 12 months on from a damaging accident at the same event the year before. After getting back into the thick of things at that event, the Port Kennedy racer is pumped to continue back in the racing seat of her…

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Former pro drag rider still has the horsepower passion

After spending years at the front of the national Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Ray Easson – who will be in action this Saturday for the WA Drag Nitro Championships event – now searches for different challenges when he goes racing at Perth Motorplex. Easson was a national record setter and the 1993 title winner for…

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Budget build produces positive results for Puglia

The Puglia family has been a part of Western Australian drag racing for decades, with brothers Matthew and Nicholas now carrying the torch at Perth Motorplex. Matthew made his debut in Super Sedan this season, after many years in Junior Dragsters. He’s been to the final round twice – coming runner up to national champion…

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Record-breaking Westernats

The weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals delivered a plethora of new records thanks to an array of impressive performances across the event’s two days. Fourteen track records and eight national records were set at the February 27/28 event as follows: Track records: NFC: Mat Abel Nitro Thunder – 5.357 sec @ 438.01 km/h (272.16mph) TA/A: Danny…

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Westernats winners claim ANDRA gold

The 50th annual Westernationals came to a brilliant conclusion on Sunday evening at the Perth Motorplex with the winners taking home coveted ANDRA Gold Christmas Trees in recognition of their efforts. When all was said and done, it was Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Bernie Ellerby (Super Street), Tony Hinkley (Modified Bike), Roger Moorhouse…

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Summer Slam show set to thrill at 50th Westernationals

A full field of Top Doorslammers are set to compete in round five of the Direct Mining & Industrial Summer Slam this weekend as part of the 50th annual Westernationals. The event will feature an eliminations format, as opposed to the three-round format normally used. That creates a huge opportunity for a points boost, as a…

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